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April 24, 2013

Location change for Fort Larned film events on Saturday

So many people have wanted to learn about a rare silent movie made in 1920 featuring 300 Kiowa and Comanche Indians that the Saturday event’s location has been moved.

So many people have wanted to learn about a rare silent movie made in 1920 featuring 300 Kiowa and Comanche Indians that the Saturday event’s location has been moved.

The afternoon Fort Larned Old Guard program will now be presented at the Larned Community Center, 1500 Toles Road, one block east and one block north of the intersection of US-56 and K-156.

People are still invited to go Fort Larned but more seating room for the program events is available at the Community Center, said Leo Oliva, one of the organizers of this weekend’s events.

There is no admission charge for any of the events.

The schedule for events on Saturday include:

• 1 p.m. “Kiowa History and Culture and Fort Larned,” Vanessa Jennings, Kiowa Nation.
• 2:15 p.m. “History of the Tipi with Battle Pictures,” Matt Reed, Oklahoma Historical Society.

3:30 p.m. Fort Larned Old Guard Annual Meeting.

7 p.m. Kansas premiere showing of the movie, “The Daughter of Dawn” with introduction and commentary by Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society and Vanessa Jennings, Kiowa Nation.

Doors at the Larned Community Center open at 6:30 p.m. for the movie.

The Fort Larned National Historic Site is about 140 miles northwest of Wichita.

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